IE Venture Network Area 31

EVERY THURSDAY SINCE 2011. Pioneering Entrepreneurship.

Venture Network Area 31, June 7th 2018!

Venture Network, an informal weekly pitch slam, is an invaluable resource for early stage entrepreneurs. Venture Network is a forum in which you can engage with the entrepreneurial community, promote your startup, and have the opportunity to pitch before a panel of investors & entrepreneurs. Venture Network is unique in that it is a very informal gathering where startups can meet investors in a casual setting over beers and snacks and focus on what’s important: building relationships. Venture Network is a great way to perfect your pitch, get feedback on your product, and meet the local startup community.

The two startups that will present their project in 7 minutes will be:

Sort a Shop, Tom Stevens

Are you tired of buying from the same few fashion and homeware brands as everyone else? For too long multinational corporations have made it exceedingly difficult for SME brands to coexist and develop within the retail sector. That is, until we launched Sort a Shop. Sort a Shop is a website and mobile app with which our users are able to discover new brands and products within 2 to 3 clicks, and our brands can direct valuable traffic to their websites and sell product in an easy and affordable manner. We search for suitable SME brands online and we charge them to appear in our search engine, to advertise in our newsfeed, and per click through to their websites. We already have more than 1000 brands in our database and we distinguish ourselves from the competition based on the type, quality and quantity of our brands, and in the simplicity of our interface., Jorge Trincado is an Open Source platform for the internet of things, that allows to prototype, scale and manage connected products within minutes. Our “ready to go” infrastructure offers every needed tool to create Tailor-made solutions with standard production costs and timings.

Twitter: @thinger_io

If you have a startup and would like to pitch, please apply here:

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IE Business School is one of the most celebrated business schools in the world. Through its Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, IE offers its students and alumni training, mentorship and resources to ideate, validate and launch startups thanks to programs like the Venture Lab. The Venture Networks, organized by the Venture Lab team, are organized with the aim of fostering a community atmosphere and spirit in Area31 for the greater Spanish entrepreneurial ecosystem and also for IE students and alumni who are interested in entrepreneurship. The startups who pitch can be from anywhere (with no ties to IE) and investors who are interested in helping out early stage startups, meet aspiring entrepreneurs and stay abreast of what startups are up and coming are welcome to participate. Contact us!


Thursday, June 7th, 7-9pm

Calle de María de Molina, 31, Madrid, Spain

María de Molina, 31 (Area 31)The Garden